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Sunday 1 May 2016

Residents and businesses to have their say on transport and travel in Middlewich


Residents and businesses in Middlewich are to have the opportunity to take part in a public consultation and engagement event which will inform the Cheshire East Council’s emerging local transport plan for the town. 

The consultation will also provide people with an update on the progress being made on the proposed Middlewich eastern bypass.

It will seek the views of residents and businesses on public transport provision, road safety concerns, walking and cycling routes and will address the question of planning for a railway station in Middlewich.

Cheshire East’s new Council Leader Rachel Bailey said: “We want people to be aware that this Council is working hard to deliver a solution for the transport issues facing the town and residents.

“We are a listening authority and this public engagement exercise will seek to obtain the views of residents and these views will be listened to and taken into account.

“We are determined that the residents of the town should have their say and the opportunity to influence and shape an overall action plan on transport.

“This will look at short and longer-term solutions.

“It is very important that we have the support of the town’s residents in whatever proposals we take forward. Our findings will also be shared with the people developing Middlewich’s neighbourhood plan. ” 

The consultation will include public drop- in sessions to be held in the town where local people can speak with staff and pass on their comments.

These events will also inform residents, businesses and stakeholders of the work done by the Council to date, the current programme for tackling some of the issues facing Middlewich.

The consultation will also provide information to residents and businesses on the changing trends in traffic and travel in Middlewich and the rest of the Borough.

The Council will make further announcements about the consultation very soon.

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